Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Remembering Ninoy

Today marks the day that spurred a peaceful revolution that was heard around the world. It was on that fateful afternoon of August 21, 1983 when one man fell down, which led millions to stand up to fight an abusive dictatorship.

It is sad to hear that 25 years hence, fewer Filipino children know the personality and achievements of Benigno Aquino, Jr. If I were to be asked who is Ninoy, I would say that he is the very reason we are in our absolute freedom. This is to put it in the context of the younger generation, I wouldn't be able to write anything in this blog if it weren't for him. People will not be allowed to take their protests to the streets if not for him. Without him, we will not be able to enjoy the sights and sounds of The Fort, Eastwood, Metrowalk, Greenbelt, or Rockwell.

Let his memory remain in every Fillipino homes because he is the only one who had faith in saying that "The Filipino is worth dying for."

No comments :